“What Have I Done?” Woman Who Fatally Hit Minnesota Police Officer Did Not Have a License

The officer had turned on the flashing emergency lights on his squad car to indicate that traffic should move over for him

WAYZATA, Minn. — The driver who fatally hit a Wayzata, Minnesota police officer on Highway 12 has been charged with criminal vehicular homicide.

Officer William “Bill” Mathews was removing debris off the highway when he was struck by 54-year-old Beth Freeman of Mound.

The officer had turned on the flashing emergency lights on his squad car to indicate that traffic should move over for him.

Witnesses said Freeman got out of her vehicle after the crash and kept saying, “What have I done?”

She has been charged with two counts of criminal vehicular homicide and one count of driving after her license was canceled.

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